Behind The Tarp

Behind The Tarp


Industrial sand blasting and painting on an elevated water tower is a great deal more involved in the aspects of planning, logistics and safety. There is a lot of components that make up a full containment sand blasting project, much of which are hidden behind the tarp.

Containment System Components

It takes hundreds of cables and clamps connected together to be hauled to the top of the tower along with heavy containment arms (which resemble steel I-beans) to begin the initial set up of the project.sand-blasting-24 After the equipment is at the top the arms are fabricated to the tower and the cables are attached and sent to the bottom. The crew then begins connecting the tarps to each other and harnessing them to the cables, a powerful and relatively massive sized winch is used to raise and lower the curtain each day. With and engine and housing this piece of equipment is approximately 10 FT in length. The full enclosure tarp system surrounds the water tower and shields the surrounding environment from being contaminated by potentially hazardous lead paint and blasting abrasives. Behind this full containment system you will find workers suspended from ropes, cables, pulleys, block and tackle systems, cable chairs, swing stages and other equipment as the climb around the tower sandblasting .


Detroit Tarp Full Enclosure Containment Systems

Due to environmental concerns and the water tower’s close proximity cities and the public, one of the most critical phases of the restoration project involve the removal of lead-based paint and the tarps used to contain it. Detroit Tarps containment curtains are custom made to your specifications. We can provide you with many materials that will meet your project requirements.

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Internal Seams- Heat sealed or sewn, constructed with 2 inch webbing

Rigging Attachments-Internal high-lines fabricated with steel D-rings or brass grommets

Hems- Double stitched with 2 inch webbing and rigging option of steel D-rings or brass grommets

Thread- Polyester Dacron sewn using the double needle lock stitch

Call Detroit Tarp to learn more about our containment products.



  • Terry Gustovic
    Posted at 19:09h, 13 February Reply

    I need a quote to install a containment system around a 190’ Clock Tower in Midwest City, Oklahoma

  • Adam Bailey
    Posted at 20:05h, 13 March Reply

    I’m Adam Bailey owner of potable demo and repairs. Here is my cell number. Contact me with some pictures.

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